Strength

STRENGTH Human strength is not force or power of will. That is the capacity for exertion or endurance of force or power. True strength is spiritual. Spiritual strength is stillness of mind-heart. Calmness. A presence. “Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break, yet it stands firm and tames the fury of the … Continue reading Strength

Decision

Decision If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.Seneca Are we really making sound decisions or are they being made for us? Each decision we make is an important decision. Some may seem small at the time, but the reality is that they add upon one another to become … Continue reading Decision

Listen

Listen What can affectionate listening in (300) Three Hundred Seconds do? People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The human mind processes information faster than we can talk. This is useful for the instinctual intellectual mind for … Continue reading Listen

Anger

Yawn at Anger Anger defined is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of … Continue reading Anger

Integrate

The unifying principle is consistency of integrating thought-feeling.  This integration is evident in the congruence of integral character of those who are being restored in their right mind. Obviously, right or wrong is subjective and rules of behavior vary, but one thing that is constant is sense or nonsense. Nature abhors a vacuum and is … Continue reading Integrate

FREE-WAY

the Way to Freedom Open Road When I thought that the road has cleared and could not generate new natural laws for the universe, I sensed the Way. But the Way is not just about things happening at a cosmic level. At the most mundane level of my everyday life, new situations emerge constantly and … Continue reading FREE-WAY

Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.Carl Gustav Jung Humility is self worth based in wholeness and fulfillment. Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings.  I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides.  Until I … Continue reading Humility

Character

Thought and Character Silence is the cornerstone of Character.  From the silence springs the thoughts that manifest.  The aphorism, “ As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out into every circumstance of his or her life.  … Continue reading Character

Values

What's most Important to you? (Values) a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. The real value of anything depends on viewpoint. Your viewpoint is based in your perspective, which is magnification of perception. We receive what we focus on. In the final analysis, most of what I … Continue reading Values

Power of Why

Why, Why? The starting point of all achievement is desire. Desire blended with faith constitute the building blocks of material reality. Backed by this force is the conscious decision of Why? A powerful enough reason(s) for any action will propel the idea forward with a forceful velocity needed to materialize in the time sequence necessary … Continue reading Power of Why

Doubt

Doubt is defined as a feeling of uncertainty, or lack of conviction. To understand an emotion or state of mind everyone has experienced, maybe it’s necessary to comprehend doubts opposite?  Faith, courage, perseverance, determination are all values or qualities that make sense.  Doubt does serve a useful purpose, right?  Well, let’s explore what happens when … Continue reading Doubt

Problems

Problems Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.Bruce Lee It is often more important to go with a problem rather than to go against it. If we want to take more responsibility for our actions, feelings, thoughts, … Continue reading Problems

Adversity

Adversity Adversity is a facet of life. It is universal and impartial. A time of difficulty. A time of distress. A time of misery. A time of suffering, or loss. It’s hard to describe and share struggling with others. Its very personal. There is no escaping adversity, but there is a useful way to respond … Continue reading Adversity

Belief

BELIEF- THE BASIS OF ACTION Believing is Seeing Belief is an important word in the teachings of the wise, and it figures prominently in all religions. In the Christians tradition, for example a certain kind of belief is necessary to experience salvation or re-birth; and the Buddah taught that accessing one’s beliefs is the first … Continue reading Belief

Metanoia

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanoia Metanoia An Ancient Greek Word that really cannot be distilled into one word. It means more than transformation or change of heart. It means to think beyond your thinking. To think in a new way that is much closer than some far out vision out in the distance. This responsibility must begin with you. … Continue reading Metanoia

Responsibility

Responsibilityre·spon·si·bil·i·ty | rəˌspänsəˈbilədē |noun (plural responsibilities)the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone: a true leader takes responsibility for their team and helps them achieve goals.• the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something: the group has claimed responsibility for a … Continue reading Responsibility

Awareness

Where My Recovery Starts An Honest Examination of my Shadow In genuine recovery it is essential to take a self moral inventory of your strengths and weaknesses in order to move forward towards acceptance and forgiveness. Accepting myself and forgiving myself are tall orders when operating with a low self esteem as a result of … Continue reading Awareness

Meaning

What Meaning Do I Choose? My search for meaning is the source of success or failure.  Understanding, perception, and past experience shape my decisions. These decisions affect my attitudes which in turn determine what kinds of results I experience. Now, it is difficult to comprehend that circumstances outside of me do not determine the experience … Continue reading Meaning